Olivier Giroud is without doubt one of the Premier League’s best-ever overseas imports, in line with former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino.
The Frenchman got here off the bench to attain an injury-time winner for the Blues in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Rennes within the Champions League.
Giroud has struggled for normal taking part in time, beginning simply as soon as this season, with boss Frank Lampard choosing Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.
Subsequently, the 34-year-old, who has scored 135 targets in spells with Chelsea and Arsenal, has been linked with a transfer away from the Blues in January.
Cascarino, although, desires Giroud to stay in west London.
“He gained the league with Montpellier in France, he has had eight years in England and scored over 100 targets for Arsenal,” Cascarino informed Wednesday’s Sports activities Breakfast.
“He’s gained three FA Cups, he’s gained the World Cup, he’s gained the Europa League with Chelsea.
“He’s been a implausible servant for all of the golf equipment [he’s been at]. He’s been probably the greatest overseas imports that has come to those shores.
“I like Olivier Giroud and I feel Frank Lampard mentioned it, he trusts him.
“I mentioned it earlier than the sport final night time, it’s extra the connection with [France boss] Didier Deschamps and Giroud as a result of if Deschamps says to him, ‘you’ve acquired to be taking part in, I want you to be taking part in extra minutes, you’re going to have to maneuver’… I feel that’s the largest downside.
“Lampard is completely pleased with him. I’d love him to remain on the soccer membership. He’s the second highest goalscorer for France.
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“He’s been a completely nice asset for membership and nation. So Frank has informed him what he feels and the way he wants him.
“He scored a pair targets towards Sweden just lately. He’s very near Thierry Henry on the [France] goalscoring document, so there are some huge challenges for Olivier.”
Giroud has gained an FA Cup and a Europa League trophy since becoming a member of Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal in January 2018.